Briefing:
NEC elections – guidance for parties, branches & networks

From:
Karen Wilkie
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Published:
12th December 2022
Last updated:
7th February 2023
Printed:
16th April 2024
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Self-nominations for elections to the NEC for 2023-26 open on Monday 12 November and branches and party councils will be able to submit supporting nominations in February. See here for information about the election and timetable.

Elections to the Co-operative Party National Executive Committee take place every three years.  Members elected in 2023 (and at subsequent by-elections) will serve from June until the next NEC is elected in 2026.

After the closing date for self-nominations and hustings, local parties and branches will be invited to submit supporting nominations.  Details of the candidates will be posted on the website.

Summary of key dates
Membership of the NEC
One each from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales
Eight from England
One member each: BAME, (dis)Ability and LGBTQ+ networks
One youth representative
Two members appointed by the Co-operative Group
Two members elected by retail Societies other than the Co-operative Group
One member elected by non-retail Societies and affiliates.
Two members of the Westminster Parliamentary Group
Two members elected by and from official Co-operative Party elected representatives other than the Westminster Parliamentary Group
Nominations and supporting nominations
Nominations
Hustings
Supporting nominations from Party Councils and Branches
Ballot
Action Points

NEC elections – guidance for parties, branches & networks